Entries tagged “lists”
The Awl gives us a list of Roman Emperors in order of how hardcore their deaths were.
11. Leo II (474): Poisoned by his own mother so her husband could become emperor.
And that was only number 11!
I’ve written a few down…just in case.
6. Frat boys, drunk chicks, bachelorettes, and hammered CEO’s: please stop doing cocaine and throwing up in our bathrooms. Go to a house party or your hotel room if you need to get wasted.
9. Drinking melted ice and calling it a cocktail. I’m sorry, you already drank your cocktail. Now you’re just drinking a memory.
I’m glad I’m not guilty of any of them (so far).
Reader’s Digest brings us “30 Secrets Your Waiter Will Never Tell You”.
10. Oh, you needed more water so badly, you had to snap or tap or whistle? I’ll be right back … in ten minutes.
And from the I-wish-I-didn’t-know-that department:
28. If you’re worried about cleanliness, check out the bathroom. If the bathroom is gross, you can be sure the kitchen is much worse.
You know when you go to Google and start typing in the search field, how it attempts to autocomplete what you’re typing with popular searches other’s have done? Well, some of them are freaking hilarious, and thankfully, someone has put together a site to show off the best ones.
I gotta warn you…don’t drink anything while reading some of these. In fact, it’s probably best to vacate your bowels prior to reading them as well.
I thought a lot of them were just common sense, but I’m starting to learn that common sense isn’t that common.
5. Tables should be level without anyone asking. Fix it before guests are seated.
58. Do not bring judgment with the ketchup. Or mustard. Or hot sauce. Or whatever condiment is requested.
Rotten Tomatoes lists the 100 worst movies of the decade.
Most films, even profoundly mediocre ones, can expect to receive at least cursory support from the pundits. However, once in a while, a film will take such a critical drubbing that further attention is warranted.
“Gigli” comes in at 73; “Glitter” barely breaks into the list at 99. “Aeon Flux” not on the list? Hmmm…not sure I trust it.
Derek Jeter has passed Lou Gehrig as the Yankees’ franchise hits leader.
The crowd continued to chant for Jeter, and Nick Swisher, the next batter, stepped out of the box to make the moment last. As the cheers cascaded over Jeter, he waved his helmet again and then clapped a few times in Swisher’s direction: back to work.
When you really think about the history of the Yankees and the players it’s produced, and the players on the list he just topped, it really is an amazing achievement. Names like Gehrig, Ruth, Mantle, DiMaggio, Berra, and Dickey. Wow.
Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory studied the waters around NYC and the lower Hudson valley, and found a whole bunch of different stuff:
5. A Freight Train
It was carrying passenger baggage one afternoon in 1865, and failed to stop at the Peekskill drawbridge, which was open. Two men were killed.
The list of 28 things include teredos and gribbles, shipwrecks, a Formica dinette, and 1,600 bars of silver worth about $26 million. The silver sounds tempting, but you have to contend with the dead bodies.